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Archive - Feb 2014

February 25th

James W.H. Charlton

February 25, 2014

James W.H. Charlton
1916-2014

James W.H. Charlton, also known as “Bill,” was born Feb. 29, 1916 in Bella Coola, British Columbia, Canada. In 1922, his family was flooded out and moved to Riverside. Bill spent his school years, kindergarten through Riverside Junior College, in Riverside. From 1936 to 1938 Bill went to U.C. Berkeley and received his Bachelor’s degree in Forestry. He went to work for the U.S. Forest Service on the Cleveland National Forrest.

Lynelle Jo Romero

February 25, 2014

Lynelle Jo Romero
1950-2014

Born April 26, 1950 in Coalinga, Lynelle Jo Romero, 63, passed away Feb. 14, 2014 at Riverside Community Hospital.
Lynelle was preceded in death by her father, Virgil Oyster.
Lynelle was a teacher who had taught in numerous places in her 38 years of teaching at Utah, Big Pine, Owens Valley High School and Lone Pine High School. She loved spending time with her sons and grandchildren. She loved to read books and travel with her mother and sons. She had a heart of gold and will be truly missed by all.

Ruth Marie Barney

February 25, 2014

Ruth Marie Barney
1923-2014

February 24th

Inyo IDs areas for solar, wind development

February 24, 2014

County planners will meet Wednesday to discuss the future of solar development in Inyo County and exactly where any new, large-scale solar or wind farms should be located if more developers set their sights on Inyo County.
In the wake of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power proposing a widely unpopular 1,200-acre solar ranch east of U.S. Highway 395 across from Manzanar, the Inyo Planning Department is moving forward with a General Plan amendment that will identify areas of the county that local leaders feel are appropriate for renewable energy development.

Year of the woman?

February 24, 2014

While the national news media has been promoting the 2014 election as “The Year of the Woman” in politics, it doesn’t appear to be the case in Inyo County.
When it comes to the Board of Supervisors, the county’s top political decision-making body, as of yesterday not a single woman has filed for the available seats in either District 1 or District 3, according to the County Clerk-Recorder’s Office.

Council OKs new water and sewer fee structure

February 24, 2014

Effective July 1, City of Bishop property owners and other ratepayers will see a new water and sewer rate fee schedule that officials believe is simplified and more equitable.
Despite a few protests, the City Council adopted the 2014-19 fee schedule earlier this month, which includes increases in some places and decreases in others. Overall, according to the council, the new structure is the fairest way to charge system users in the absence of meters.
The fee schedule was based on the 2013 Water and Sewer Rate Study initiated last spring.

February 21st

Days of remembrance

February 21, 2014

There are days in American history that are not simply remembered; they are engraved in the thoughts of those who lived through them. We recall where we were and what we were doing on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001 – a day now referenced with the code phrase “9/11.” Baby boomers vividly remember obscure details of Friday, Nov. 22, 1963, the day John F. Kennedy was assassinated.

Symons named Fair CEO

February 21, 2014

Bishop native Sally Symons, who has been an active participant in activities at the Tri-County Fairgrounds since she was 9 years old, has been hired as its new CEO.
Symons will begin work March 1, taking over a post that has been vacant for almost two years following the departure of Jim Tatum in November 2012.

Drought relief coming in form of financial aid

February 21, 2014

As the hope of a rainy February fades, information on grant and loan assistance for those in Inyo County financially impacted by the third year of drought is starting to drizzle in, even if the clouds fail to release any moisture.
Both the county and the Inyo/Mono Agriculture Commissioner’s Office are getting the information out as quickly as it becomes available.
This year’s record-breaking lack of rain follows two consecutive low-rain, low-snowpack years, forcing ranchers, farmers and area residents to make some tough decisions.

February 20th

Earlene Wright

February 20, 2014

Earlene Wright
1933-2014

Earlene Wright passed away peacefully at home on Feb. 11, 2014. She was 80 years old.
She leaves behind her husband of 64 years, William; brother, Bud (Maurine) of Bakersfield; son, Randy (SharonLea) of Bishop; daughters, Pam (David Kim) of Sparks, Nev. and Tam (Mike, deceased) of Oroville; five grandchildren, Chris, Bryan, Melissa, Mandy and Kelsey; and four great-grandchildren, Jack, Henry, Cameron and Kylie.

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